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[Amazon.ca] Lexar & Patriot 512Gb MicroSDXC for under $100

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[Amazon.ca] Lexar & Patriot 512Gb MicroSDXC for under $100

Lexar 512Gb
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07KBQQ82D

Patriot 512Gb
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07S98ZVLZ

These prices are probably driven by the increasing availability of SanDisk's 1Tb MicroSD- still crazy at over $450 each. But 512Gb in MicroSD is dropping prices fast.
Not sure if they are competing, but both these brands have been fluctuating up and down between $83-99 each over the last couple weeks; Lexar is down to $83 now, Patriot was $90 last week now back up to $99- which is still a good price at this size. These are V30 speeds, so not bleeding-edge, but good enough for most phones, midrange cameras or a game console. Lexar and Patriot are both well-known flash and RAM brands, so should be legit. I've already sourced a few and they came up good in testing.

EDIT: The cards are rated the same speed-wise in all aspects, same Class, same Video speed rating - except the marketing-hype Apple rating 'Application Performance Class'. The Patriot cards are rated A1, the Lexar cards are rated A2. So nominally the Lexar cards may be slightly faster in some environments.
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Are these sellers reputable though? They're not sold by Amazon.
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Canadian RMA's are processed in the US, you have to ship it there, there is no canadian RMA
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Be very careful with Amazon products, many fake memory cards. You just can’t tell until it breaks down and warranty tells you that you got a fake card like I did. The fake card dies with all pictures and videos you took with it. I will never buy anything on Amazon unless no other stores carry the product.
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TingN70420 wrote: Be very careful with Amazon products, many fake memory cards. You just can’t tell until it breaks down and warranty tells you that you got a fake card like I did. The fake card dies with all pictures and videos you took with it. I will never buy anything on Amazon unless no other stores carry the product.
Definitely test your card *before* using it.
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TingN70420 wrote: Be very careful with Amazon products, many fake memory cards. You just can’t tell until it breaks down and warranty tells you that you got a fake card like I did. The fake card dies with all pictures and videos you took with it. I will never buy anything on Amazon unless no other stores carry the product.
A lot of fake cards can be detected using H2TESTW. I test every card I buy, regardless of its origin.

That said, Sandisk is the most common fake card. Lexar is famous and could be faked. A faked Patriot SD card? That's like a counterfeit Hyundai.
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Jucius Maximus wrote: A lot of fake cards can be detected using H2TESTW. I test every card I buy, regardless of its origin.

That said, Sandisk is the most common fake card. Lexar is famous and could be faked. A faked Patriot SD card? That's like a counterfeit Hyundai.
Thanks for your advise but why put yourself at risk at the first place? Amazon is full of cheap and fake products, I wouldn’t brother putting myself into the situation like I used to do when I think I found a “deal”. Now I always tell myself, “cheap is cheap” there are always reasons why a deal is there.
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TingN70420 wrote: Thanks for your advise but why put yourself at risk at the first place? Amazon is full of cheap and fake products, I wouldn’t brother putting myself into the situation like I used to do when I think I found a “deal”. Now I always tell myself, “cheap is cheap” there are always reasons why a deal is there.
I don't buy SD Cards from Amazon.
All of my recent cards came from B&H. That said, I still test every card.
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Jucius Maximus wrote: A lot of fake cards can be detected using H2TESTW. I test every card I buy, regardless of its origin.

That said, Sandisk is the most common fake card. Lexar is famous and could be faked. A faked Patriot SD card? That's like a counterfeit Hyundai.
Haha, good advise but trust me, stop buying from Amazon if you can. Why put yourself at risk for the saving of a few $? BTW, do you know Hyundai is actually a big brand for copycat in China? Not discriminating but fake and rip offs are 99% of China GDP. They make fake eggs, fake soy sauce, fake Nike shoes which are cheapest items. Enjoy the image and article.

http://autotimesnews.com/news/haima-sho ... -shanghai/
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TingN70420 wrote: Be very careful with Amazon products, many fake memory cards. You just can’t tell until it breaks down and warranty tells you that you got a fake card like I did. The fake card dies with all pictures and videos you took with it. I will never buy anything on Amazon unless no other stores carry the product.
This happened to me recently with the Sandisk 128gb from Amazon. Pictures & vids of my newborn granddaugter... all corrupt.
Fido $15/3gb less 50% for 24 months x 3

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